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Old 06-28-2013, 01:00 PM
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Transmission fluid change?

Anyone change their transmission fluid themselves. My 2009 x2 has 300 hours so i think it is about due. I was thinking or using my oil change pump to change it myself. Anyone had any experience or luck with this?
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:15 PM
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300 hours? no change? I change mine every season regardless... I use my oil extractor measure what I take out and replace with the same amount...
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:19 PM
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You should suck it out and replace every season if for no other reason than to remove moisture. Shame, shame on you ;-) But, yes, extractor and fill as recommended.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:47 PM
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Replacing trans fluid every year is as MCOCD as changing spark plugs every year - yeah, it's cheap, yeah it might prevent a rare problem, but yeah it's unnecessary in most situations. 300 hours? Probably time to change though.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:49 PM
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Replacing trans fluid every year is as MCOCD as changing spark plugs every year - yeah, it's cheap, yeah it might prevent a rare problem, but yeah it's unnecessary in most situations. 300 hours? Probably time to change though.
Well said..............still 300 hours
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:02 PM
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What's the best extractor you guys use to do this? My pump is terrible and takes forever to extract.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:05 PM
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OCD? Maybe, but me thinks not. You get moisture in there, be it from condensation or from taking it in through the vent (for those that have submarined their boats). Best to just get it out of there and start anew. That being said, we had a drier year this year, my oil looked good this Spring and, admittedly, I didn't suck it out. Last year, I took some in from the vent hose and it took four cycles of sucking and refilling before I finally got all the moisture out of there so maybe I banked an oil change or two (at least that's what I'm telling my guilty self).
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:08 PM
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I used the $5.99 hand pump from Harbor Freight, and it worked fine.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:08 PM
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What's the best extractor you guys use to do this? My pump is terrible and takes forever to extract.
I used a cheap Plews sucker dealio. It kinda sucks, not in a good way, but it works and it's cheap.

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Old 06-28-2013, 02:24 PM
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300 hours? no change? I change mine every season regardless... I use my oil extractor measure what I take out and replace with the same amount...
Exactly what I do every year. Cheap, easy and doesn't take long. Once the boat is in the water I check it again and then we're done with it for the season.

I have an electric extractor for changing oil that I use but I'm sure just about anything would work that's similar.
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